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Amenemhat<br>Mentuhotep, funerary stela of Amenemhat


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Title funerary stela of Amenemhat
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Amenemhat
Mentuhotep
Date 2008 - 1630 BCE
Description Round-topped funerary stela in two registers, carved in fairly crude raised relief with incised inscriptions.
In the upper register is a scene depicting a man, Amenemhat, and his wife Tutemhotep seated at the left hand side of the stela. Amenemhat wears a wesekh collar and long kilt and sniffs a lotus flower, held in his left hand. Tutemhotep wears a wesekh collar and long sheath dress. On the right hand side of the stela stands a man, offering to the couple. There are seven columns of hieroglyphs above the scene in the upper register.
In the lower register is a scene depicting three women and a man kneeling, facing to the right. The man holds a lotus flower in his left hand. Below this scene is the hotep-di-nesw offering formula on behalf of Mentuhotep, incised in two rows of hieroglyphs facing to the right.
Much paint remains on the stela, particularly the red and black. The hieroglyphs are highlighted in black paint and the flesh of the three male figures is painted red and the hair and facial features of all the figures are painted black.
Description Source Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 278-279
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N1945
Inscription Egyptian, hieroglyphic, carved on front
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject architecture, architectural element, stela
Measurements 15.9 x 23.6 x - cm
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period Middle Kingdom
Work Type stela
 

 

 

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